By Gary Casey
The Cattail sculpture is reconstructed from house fire materials and represents its legacy as a food and medicine source for generations. Its fast growth can purify water and stabilizes wetlands—a reminder of our connection with nature and responsibility for preservation. However, it is capable of becoming an invasive plant.
70 x 250
As an artist, I come from the serene suburbs of Perth, WA, where the coastal fringes became a wellspring of inspiration and appreciation for the ocean. These experiences instilled in me a profound desire to preserve and celebrate the beauty of nature. Over many years, I have embarked on a journey of self-learning and trade experience in the art of sculpting, continuously challenging myself with each new creation. I have been entering competitions since 2008, and my sculptures have found homes in private collections from Exmouth to Yallingup. My artistic style has matured in harmony with the breathtaking diversity and wonder of the natural world. My preferred medium involves shaping metal, bending and transforming raw materials into soulful sculptures that transport me to a realm of artistic escapism. In my creative process, I find myself humbly following the art’s guidance, as each sculpture seems to tell its own story. I see myself as a mere storyteller in the realm of three-dimensional art, allowing the artwork to dictate its presentation. Through my work, I seek to celebrate the beauty of nature, capturing its essence and sharing its captivating narratives with the world.